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Escape this fall....Surf sounds, salty air....spacious house on acre lot...

Bailey Island, Harpswell, ME, USA
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Comfortably Sleeps 7, Surf Heard From Front And Rear Decks, Secluded On Acre Lot

Bailey Island is beautiful in the fall....ride a bike, hike, swim, kayak or just explore and relax....perfect location for guests attending weddings at the Driftwood Inn or Library hall....great getaway location for Bowdoin alumni.... Bailey's Hidden Treasure has 3 bedrooms and a sleeping loft. There is a king bed, queen bed, twin day bed with twin trundle pop-up bed, and an additional twin bed in loft. This house has 2 full bathrooms and separate laundry room with washer and dryer. There is a spacious foyer, beautiful modern kitchen with island, large dining room with oversized slider to a large rear deck with a table, chairs, and umbrella, and a large living/family room with wall-mounted 55 inch flat screen TV. Upstairs there is a bedroom with a slider to a balcony where surf sounds are heard, a loft, and a huge master bedroom with king bed and wall-mounted 40 inch flat screen TV. This house is equipped with wifi, cable TV, long distance calling, 55 in. flat screen in living room with Netflix, Pandora, and Blu-ray DVD player. Outside there is a kids' zone with basketball hoop, swings, slide and elevated playhouse. This property is very private. It is located on a gravel road and is only a 5 minute walk away from the ocean in any direction. There is a wooded beach path leading to Little Harbor for swimming and beachcombing. Enjoy listening to the surf from the front and rear decks. This house also has a crib, high chair, stroller, assorted toys for families with young children, beach chairs, and bicycles.


Carol A. Pitman

Member Since 2014
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Calendar last updated:
Feb 09, 2018
About Carol A. Pitman

My husband and I were married on Bailey Island in 2002 at the Log Cabin Inn. We fell in love with Bailey Island and built a log cabin on Bailey in 2006. In January of 2014 we purchased this home which is next to our home....giving us 3 acres on Bailey now. We are excited for our children and grandchildren to enjoy this beautiful place and for you to experience the serenity and charm of Bailey island too.

Carol A. Pitman purchased this House in 2014

Why Carol A. Pitman chose Bailey Island

Bailey's Hidden Treasure was just completely renovated and beautifully decorated. It is warm and inviting with all modern amenities and lots of space inside and out to relax and play....even an elevated playhouse reached by a safe stairway with side handrails.

What makes this House unique

If you are looking for a private getaway yet only a short walk to all island amenities and activities....Bailey's Hidden Treasure is the place! Hike, bike, kayak, paddleboard, swim, or relax and take it easy. Watch lobstermen bring in their catch and then enjoy those lobsters at home or at one of 3 island restaurants. Listen to salty Maine fishermen spin their tales while eating breakfast at the Bailey Island General Store.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 1 baby crib
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 twin/ single, twin day bed with pop-up twin trundle bed underneath
      • 3 bedrooms:one with queen bed, one with king bed, one with twin day bed with pop-up trundle underneath, and additional twin in loft. (baby crib available too)


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • 2 full bathrooms...completely new


        • Adventure
        • Away From It All
        • Family
        • Romantic
        • Sports & Activities


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Linens Provided
                • Clothes Dryer
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                  completely new heating system
                • Internet
                • Iron & Board
                • Fitness Room / Equipment
                  hand weights available upon request.....also fitness training available through 'Bailey's Fit by Nature'.....owner is certified personal trainer and group fitness trainer
                • Living Room
                  living/ family room with 55 inch wall mounted TV and DVD player
                • Parking
                • Telephone
                  unlimited long distance calling
                • Towels Provided
                • Washing Machine
                  brand new Maytag
                • Wood Stove
                  gas stove in living/family room...turns on by switch on side


                    • Coffee Maker
                      regular coffee maker plus Keurig.....bring your own K-cups
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Kitchen
                      completely modern kitchen with island
                    • Microwave
                    • Oven
                    • Refrigerator
                      ice maker in freezer
                    • Stove


                        • Child's Highchair
                        • Dining
                          large table.....oversized slider to back deck
                        • Dining Room
                        • comfy seating for 8 people


                            • Books
                              some books and magazines
                            • DVD Player
                              3 DVD players and Roku for Netflix viewing
                            • Games
                              small game selection
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Stereo
                            • Television
                              3 TVs with cable....living room has new 55 in. wall-mounted flat screen with Netflix, Pandora, and Blu-ray DVD player, TVs in both upstairs bedrooms; 40 in wall mounted TV in master
                            • Toys
                              assorted toys including car table and legos
                            • Video Library
                              owner has DVDs available


                                • Balcony
                                  balcony off upstairs bedroom
                                • Bicycles
                                  owner has a few bikes available upon request
                                • Deck / Patio
                                  front and rear decks, new in 2015.... lower deck in back of house
                                • Kayak / Canoe
                                  Kayak rentals available nearby
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                  large acre lot with play area including elevated playhouse, slide, swings, sandbox, and basketball hoop
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  charcoal grill
                                • Water Sports Gear
                                  available nearby


                                    • wheelchair inaccessible


                                        • churches
                                        • cinemas
                                        • festivals
                                        • library
                                        • marina
                                        • museums
                                        • playground
                                        • restaurants

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • photography
                                            • antiquing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • boating
                                            • miniature golf
                                            • outlet shopping
                                            • paddle boating
                                            • beachcombing
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • shelling
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • laundromat
                                                • massage therapist
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • sailing
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                    • surf fishing
                                                    • swimming


                                                        • Owner is available for personalized fitness training....'Bailey's Fit by Nature'

                                                          36 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Beautiful Home! Love hearing the sounds of the ocean!

                                                          Kristin J.Cheshire, Ct

                                                          I had a wedding to attend at the live well farm in harpswell so I booked this house and brought my family (mom, dad, sister) to care for my 6 month old son while I was at the event. We had an amazing weekend. This house is perfect for families with kids! They have everything you could need. From the kids beds to the toys and games to cleaning supplies! My son took his first ride in the baby swing on the playscape and he couldn’t stop giggling. We have a house that we rent out in Killington, Vermont and we loved the way they made it easy to organize trash and recycling. We are going to be implementing this at our rental home! The fall foliage is amazing! Great time of year to be in Maine! Local restaurants were delicious! Thank you!!!

                                                          Truly a Hidden Treasure

                                                          Denise A.Little Egg Harbor, NJ

                                                          I searched the VRBO site for a home to accommodate myself, my husband our two adult children and possible guests. My niece was getting married and we needed a home base for a few days. I have to admit that when we turned on to Pasture Road I was wondering if I had made a good choice. The narrow dirt road seemed to wander off into the woods...the house and location turned out to be perfect! The pictures of the house on VRBO are a very accurate portrayal of the space and amenities at the house. The home offers privacy from neighboring homes - surrounded by trees and a beautifully maintained landscape. The wooded paths just a short distance from the house lead to a nice little rocky beach cove or a nice walkway along the path by The Giant Stairs. The accommodations in the house were extremely comfortable. The owner, Carol, has thought of everything when preparing the home for traveling/vacationing guests. The cold water, bottle of wine and chocolates left for us were appreciated. Soaps, lotions, shampoo, bug spray, dish detergent, some spices...were all available for our use. We hosted additional family members for dinner on 2 nights - the space at the home made those evenings very comfortable. In summary, if I require accommodations in the Harpswell area I will definitely check on the availability at The Hidden Treasure. It is truly a gem!

                                                          Wonderful stay at Hidden Treasure - we could truely relax with small children in this house

                                                          Steve P.

                                                          Traveling from NY, Hidden Treasure was prefect for our stay on Bailey Island. Our family of 5 stayed there with plenty of room. There was so much toys and activities at the house to keep our 4 year old and 18 month old busy when we were not exploring the islands. Carol thought of everything for a family to truely relax on vacation including baby gates so we did not have to worry about our 18 month old going up and down the staircase. Below are just some of the great activities we took part in:

                                                          -Lobster Boat tour from Bailey Island

                                                          -Giant Stairways - only a short walk from the house

                                                          -Exploring the many coves on the island - two within a short walk from the house

                                                          -Drove to Boothbay Harbor to a train museum and boat ride to Cabbage Island

                                                          -Drove to Portland for a Ferry ride to Peaks Island and then a Sea Dogs minor league baseball game

                                                          -Cooked lobsters at the house delivered from a local fisherman

                                                          -Ice cream at Island Candy a short drive up the road

                                                          -Drove to Pophum Beach State Park - beautiful beach

                                                          Looking forward to staying here again during our next visit to Maine.

                                                          Amazing Amazing Amazing!!!

                                                          Stephanie D.

                                                          Bailey's Hidden Treasure was by far one of the best vacations we have ever taken!! Carol thought of literally everything to make our stay perfect! It is the most beautiful home in the most beautiful area. Our kids range in age from 15 to 6 and they all LOVED our stay! I would highly recommend this property for families. We cried when we had to leave. Loved every minute from start to finish. Will most definitely be coming back!!

                                                          More than impressed!!

                                                          Becky .

                                                          Wow! We had such an awesome stay at The Hidden Treasure. Every time we thought we should've brought something, we turned around and there it was!! Not kidding... from hairdryers to ziploc bags to pitchers for lemonade. We had 5 kids with us and they absolutely loved all the children amenities: treehouse structure, rope swing and sandbox, bikes, floats, games and puzzles etc!! My son basically thought he was a pirate the entire trip. I have an 11 month old and the gates were such a lifesaver! I loved the decor - felt like a magazine layout from Home Goods cottage style. The weather was perfect for us - 80s during the day and cool 60s/high 50s for sleeping - all the windows gave us a perfect-for-sleeping breeze.

                                                          I haven't stayed at a vacation house in years - and all I remember is that they always felt stale and minimal - with a couple of pictures here and there and basic (secondhand-like) furniture. Not here!!! It felt like home. Great job, Carol. The kids and I look forward to a return trip!!

                                                          Excellent stay at Hidden Treasures!

                                                          Maureen S.

                                                          We had a wonderful stay at Hidden Treasures for our "famcation" including three kids under three, and three to four adults depending on the day! Carol has though of every detail! The house is extremely comfortable, beautifully decorated and has every amenity you might need. You really do not need to bring anything with you! There is a magical closet filled with all kinds of toys for children, there is a decked out "pirates" playhouse with a full swingset, a sandbox. All the kitchen utensils you might need, games, books, music, plenty of outdoors/beach gear and even an emergency supply of bug spray and sunscreen. We had a great time exploring the island and beyond. Carol was wonderful and easy to work with and we were so grateful for all her tips/ ideas for navigating the area. Make sure you check out the pier at Morse Cribstone Grill and the boat ride from Cooks. Thank you for a wonderful week!


                                                          Bailey Island, Harpswell, ME, USA

                                                          Bailey island is a small, beautiful island in Harpswell, ME, accessible by crossing the Cribstone Bridge from Orr's Island. It has a working harbor where lobster boats unload their catch daily. On the island you are surrounded by breathtaking views and an abundance of natural beauty.....once you cross the bridge you feel like you have stepped back in time.

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